The article is devoted to the analysis of modern academic discourse images of Europe. Based on discursive-constructivist approach author stresses attention on how contradictions between images of an «old» Europe and a «new» Europe reflect the problems in the «European identity» conceptualization.
Author highlights danger of reification of European identity, provides critical analysis of the violent opposition of historically formed identity of «old» Europe and the identity of the «new» Europe as an institutional development project of the European Union.
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